as at 22Nov16
Dear fellow members of the Gustavia Yacht Club!
A quick update from the island of St Barts having arrived a couple of days ago:
I am delighted to report that the Clubhouse is up and running and more and more members are making use of the facilities each day and evening!
You can see from the attached photos that Deck 2 is organized as a piano bar and lounge with a terrace overlooking the port of Gustavia.
Members with their guests are enjoying complimentary house wines and nibbles. We are also working with nearby restaurants who are happy to deliver food from their menus at a cost.
Deck 3 is the boardroom where members can work from with WIFI access and a pc with printer. This room can be privatised for dinners with catering as an extra cost.
Deck 1 is still work in progress, so no photos yet, but we are setting it up as a boutique for the branded Club merchandising.
Please do visit us if you are on the island! We are currently open Tuesday to Sunday from 5pm till 10pm but the door has a “digilock” for members to access the Clubhouse outside official opening hours whilst we decide what those will be.
Email us back for the code if you want to use the facilities at other times.
The good news is that we are now more than 180 Founding members, most of whom have paid their dues.
This acts as a gentle reminder that you must pay and obtain a receipt before the 28th of November 2016 to keep the status and benefits of Founding membership.
I am confident that with American Thanks giving this week , the island will be very busy and we will receive more applications for Founding membership 2016 before the 28th of November 2016. After that date there is a new joining fee of €2,000 euro to pay in addition to the annual fee of €1,000 for 2017. If you are planning to introduce more of your friends to our Club, please do so this week !
Speaking of Thanks Giving, our local committee has been hosting gatherings for members already and we are thinking of doing a “turkey dinner” this Thursday at 7pm at the Clubhouse.
Our catering capacity very much depends on numbers and giving notice to the restaurant so please do RSVP by tomorrow 12 noon St Barts time so we can plan the numbers.
Current thinking is to continue to provide these events to the Founding members for free , recognising that 2016 was a short year. We are making plans to introduce modest pricing and charging from sometime in 2017.
Moreover we have some branded caps and polo shirts at the Clubhouse which we are happy to give one to each Founding member who attends the Clubhouse as a welcome gift until the 28th of November.
Last but not least our AGM is coming up on the 20th of December at 11am and I will circulate the agenda and the resolutions to be voted with proxies next week.
Any suggested agenda items by email back to me!
Again for planning purposes it would be helpful to know how many of you will actually attend the AGM on the 20th?
Please reply accordingly to me and Heleni asap.
Founder and President
Gustavia Yacht Club House - Deck 2 terrace
Gustavia Yacht Club House - Deck 2 - piano bar and lounge
Gustavia Yacht Club House - Deck 3